Karma Kandara, The Earthy Paradise
June 18, 2018
Situated on the south of magical Bali, among cliffs and jungles, we find a small paradise called Karma Kandara. Here on this spectacular private property, peace reigns and the time seemingly spires at a different pace. Namely covered with tropical vegetation, Karma Kandara stands on a limestone cliff top high above the Indian Ocean, providing breathtaking views of sunsets and sunrises, and impressive white sand beach dotted with turquoise waters.
Located off the Bali’ southernmost extremes, a 30-minute ride from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Karma Kandara is the ideal destination for fans of luxury and privacy seeking an otherworldly holiday and respite from the big city’s hustle and bustle.
This resort, owned by famous Karma Group, houses 54 private pool villas of 1-5 bedrooms. Each features a garden area and private swimming pool, making the complex one of Bali’s foremost luxury resorts. The resort offers spacious villas, which include grand luxury cliff front residences. Their generous size makes them ideal for families, friends and groups who can enjoy the pleasures of a palatial private villa complete with pool courtyard, private gymnasium, cinema room, private wine cellar, private spa, private butler, bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, audiovisual systems and fully equipped kitchens within the context of a full service 5-star luxury boutique resort.
All residences are built from wood, stone and straw from the island and are fully integrated into the surrounding environment. Inside they are meticulously appointed: from the furniture and finishes to the lighting, all aimed at affording guests utter tranquility and all the amenities.
Karma Kandara is also the ideal place for fine dining enthusiasts. Here, guests can enjoy a consummate culinary experience in di Mare restaurant, which is one of the most spectacularly, situated in Bali. The dramatic location is matched by the quality of the cuisine, which takes its inspiration from the Mediterranean, with added flourishes from around the Asia Pacific region. di Mare is also the venue for regular wine dinners, where gourmet dishes are matched with rare vintages. Veritas Wine Bar offers patrons the chance to mull over Karma’s cellar of old and new world wines in an air-conditioned venue with a lofty Indian Ocean panorama, where the emphasis is on opulent comfort and intimate gatherings. Wine tastings can be arranged.
Set on the rooftop of di Mare, Temple Lounge evokes a North African ambience, colorful banquettes & lanterns, create a Kasbah like, setting where guests enjoy custom cocktails and Moroccan inspired tapas.
Karma Beach Bali is a pioneering beach club not only in Bali but across South East Asia. Accessed by a hill tram that traverses 85 meter of cliff face, patrons can relax in the whimsical, cozy environs of a curvilinear bamboo pavilion complete with bar, kitchen, wood fired pizza oven and lounge seating, which extends to the beach itself. Even better, Karma Spa’s Sea Spa Tent where back-to-earth healing massages are offered. Isn’t it a paradise?
Engulfed by a tranquil lagoon of aquamarine waters, Karma Kandara provides a number of water sport options, including recreational fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing and kayaking, as well as Bali’s local attractions. The resort also offers land activities such as yoga, gym, biking trails, cooking classes with local chefs and etc..
While resort’s rest and relaxation possibilities are virtually limitless, the Winner of the Luxury Spa Awards 2015, Karma Spa Kandara is the most prominent option. Much more than an individual treatment room, the spa in Karma Kandara offers a remarkable soulful health, beauty and wellbeing experience. Head to its open-air platform where soft breezes caress your skin as you indulge in a cleansing ritual in the Infrared Detox Sauna and Himalayan Crystal Salt Pool. Expert technicians perform numerous treatments that don’t just relieve stress, but relax guests from head to toe as their problems melt away. Treatments include Oxygen Infusion Facials to Balinese reiki and kids & family experiences. Karma’s body workers train with certified massage therapists, Chinese medical practitioners and reiki healers to deliver deeply therapeutic experiences. Karma treatments and retail are made from ingredients sourced from sustainable farmers & growers.
The resort’s remarkable surroundings, luxury installations and the exquisite service of the staff will certainly make your dreams come true. There’s no question that this is the best way to enjoy a perfect holiday on a veritable earthly paradise called Bali.
Written by Alina Dyachenko for Luxuria Lifestyle